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The Camp Activity Specialist is responsible for planning and executing recreational or arts activities and providing overall supervision to campers. Specifically, the Camp Activity Specialist will prepare and provide age-appropriate fine or performing arts, arts and crafts, team building, ropes course or sports instruction for participants in Summer Camp.


⦁    Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times. 
⦁    Plan and implement meaningful activities and special events that are structured, age-appropriate, fun, exciting, challenging, and based in the areas of fine or performing arts, arts and crafts, team building, ropes course or sports. 
⦁    Teach participants the fundamentals of fine or performing arts, arts and crafts, team building, ropes course or sports; including activities that build their level of skill and confidence. 
⦁    Perform specific scheduled assignments, including but not limited to: swimming, arrival and/or departure, and lunch duty. 
⦁    Support the planning and implementation of all camp activities, including but not limited to summer learning initiatives, field trips, in-camp events, and culminating performances. 
⦁    Work cooperatively with all program staff. 
⦁    Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants. 
⦁    Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences. 
⦁    Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in/out forms, behavior reports, incident reports, and accident reports, as appropriate). 
⦁    Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the Summer Camp program to staff, participants, and care givers. 
⦁    Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth. 
⦁    Attend all required pre-camp trainings. Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events. 
⦁    Adhere to all Department of Health and YMCA of Long Island standards, expectations and regulations. 
⦁    Ensure program, staff and patrons maintain hygiene habits/practices in accordance with CDC guidelines.


⦁    Mission Advancement
⦁    Collaboration 
⦁    Operational Effectiveness
⦁    Personal Growth


⦁    Associates Degree or 9 educational credits in Elementary Education, Science, Art or a related field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 
⦁    Minimum one year of experience working with youth, specifically in area of specialty. 
⦁    Formal certification in area of specialty preferred.


⦁    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
⦁    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will or may be required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.
⦁    The work is performed both indoors and out, and may require travel to various locations. 
⦁    Plan, lead and participate in a variety of physical activities.

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to and

Salary Range:

Minimum: $16.00 p/h to Maximum: $33.75 p/h

The starting salary for new hires is $18.00 p/h


⦁    Signing Bonus 
⦁    Free membership to any YMCA of Long Island Branch 
⦁    YMCA program discounts
⦁    Sick leave
⦁    Referral Program (earn up to $200 for each)

The YMCA of Long Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are an open and inclusive organization, welcoming a diverse workforce free of discrimination based on protected class status, including race, religion/creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation or belief, military or veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or family status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other impermissible basis.